West Coast lyricist, Crooked I, is back with a new music video for, “Sumthin From Nothin,” which is featured on the Shady rapper’s recent LP, Apex Predator. The California influenced visual showcases the Long Beach native alongside some classic whips as he performs to the camera with his signature cigar. Backed by his C.O.B. family, Crooked I spits some witty wordplay over a simplistic instrumental composed of only his beatboxing skills.
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AUDIO: Crooked I – My Nigga Freestyle
Crooked I temporarily borrows YG’s infectious and hard-hitting, “My N*gga,” instrumental and serves up his own original freestyle. Take a listen as the Slaughterhouse rapper steps up to the mic to drop some slick bars and showcase his superior bars. The Long Beach rapper has a special niche for making it all sound so effortless.
AUDIO: Crooked I – Shady Dynasty Pt. 2
Long Beach’s premiere lyricist, Crooked I, is back with part two of his “Shady Dynasty” series. Switching things up from part one, the new track finds the Slaughterhouse emcee showing off his advanced bars and crafty wordplay over a slowed down version of JAY Z’s “The Dynasty Intro” instrumental. It’s no mercy for the competition as Crooked makes it clear he’s taking no prisoners, has no plans of slowing up and boastfully embraces his dominance in the game.
VIDEO: Crooked I – The Shady Dynasty Freestyle
Crooked I is back with a new song which finds the Long Beach native delivering a lyrical tirade over the instrumental to Hov’s “The Dynasty Intro.” The Slaughterhouse rapper decides to do things his way and serves up “The Shady Dynasty Freestyle” which finds the West Coast emcee spittin’ some introspective rhymes and demanding respect as he proclaims everything under the Shady umbrellas as untouchable. Take a listen to Crooked go in straight for close to three minutes.
VIDEO: Horseshoe Gang – Small-Pacs
Horseshoe Gang releases a new music video with “Small-Pacs.” Rapper Crooked I shows up in the beginning to introduce viewers to the group and breaks down the inspiration for the song’s title. Take a look as the Long Beach natives take their act to the streets and perform to the camera while delivering a lyrical tirade over three different instrumentals. “Small-Pacs” is not featured on the group’s recent Top Ramen N!&&@ project and more than likely will land on their upcoming Mixtape Monthly Vol. 1 which is set to release on November 21. Check out the music video to all see a special public service announcement from the Horseshoe Gang about their upcoming Mixtape Monthly campaign.
AUDIO: Crooked I – Beautiful Murder (Prod. By King Dave)
Long Beach rapper Crooked I is back with some new heat in the form of his latest track titled “Beautiful Murder.” The smooth King Dave track finds the Slaughter House member with his sights aimed on the industry and any critics that question his lyrical abilities. Back by some heavy synth work and catchy snaps, Crooked vents his frustrations with the music business and effortlessly rides the beat for a dope new track.
VIDEO: Crooked I – Against All Odds
Long Beach’s Crooked I is back with a new music video for “Against All Odds” which is the latest single featured on the emcee’s new Apex Predator LP. The visual finds Crooked in the booth as he showcases his lyrical skills over the hypnotizing instrumental. Watch as the Slaughterhouse member demonstrates why he’s a problem to the rap game and takes the opportunity to call out artists with weak bars.
AUDIO: Horseshoe G.A.N.G. – Take It Off Feat. Crooked I & K-Young
C.O.B.’s Horseshoe G.A.N.G. showcases their new single “Take It Off” which is featured on the groups new album Top Ramen. Singer and label mate, K-Young, takes over the first half of the slow jam as he serenades his love interest and keeps it straight explicit as he shares his intimate fantasies. Take a listen as Crooked I and Horseshoe G.A.N.G. back up Young over the smooth instrumental with their respective verses.
VIDEO: Crooked I Freestyles On The Wake Up Show Un-plugged
Sway Calloway and King Tech are back with “The Wake Up Show Un-plugged” and decided to showcase the skills of Long Beach bred emcee Crooked I with an impromptu performance. Backed by a live band, take a look as the West Coast legend and COB boss demonstrates his lyrical skills when he decides to drop an on-the-spot live freestyle for cameras for close to six minutes.
AUDIO: Crooked I – Against All Odds
After reintroducing the world to his roster of COB artists with a new cypher following the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards, Crooked keeps his momentum going and releases “Against All Odds.” The Long Beach native effortlessly showcases his lyrical wordplay over the smooth Snaz produced instrumental as he voices his dislike for ruthless industry politics, fads and the lack of authenticity in popular Hip Hop artists today. Take a listen as the Slaughterhouse rapper refuses to bite his tongue and reassures listeners he’ll always stay committed to his cause despite the odds.